GALA Hispanic Theatre continues its 44h season with the fifteenth international Fuego Flamenco Festival that brings leading flamenco artists from Spain and the United States to Washington audiences. Recognized for the presentation of stellar artists in an intimate tablao setting, the festival runs from Nov. 7 to17 at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW, one block from the Columbia Heights metro station on the Green/Yellow lines. Parking is available behind the theater at the Giant Food garage for $4 with validation at GALA.
Fuego Flamenco XV, with Honorary Producers Lynne and Joseph Horning, is an exploration of traditional flamenco and its breadth and diversity through contemporary expressions. This year’s program includes Entresueño by Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company and the United States premiere of Raíz de 4 choreographed and performed by Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame and presented in collaboration with Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas of Madrid, Spain. Entresueño re-imagines an acclaimed work that explores the essential elements of self, and Raíz de 4 evokes the roots of flamenco and its diverse expressions.
The festival also includes Flamenco en Familia, free interactive demonstrations of various aspects of flamenco for children and families on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; and special performances for students of Colores de Flamenco by the Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 10:30 a.m. galatheatre.org.